Thursday, February 21, 2013

Another Hexagon Quilt Finished

I wanted to show you the little quilt I made for a friend for Christmas starring some of my leftover hexagons -

                         
If you are like me, once you started you couldn't stop making these and have many more than you actually need. So it was nice to use up a few in a different kind of quilt. I also made it mostly with primary colors, a little out of the box for me since I often use muted colors. At first the yellow was a stretch but she loves chrome yellow so I tried to work it in and I think it looks good. I couldn't resist this red print for the border, which was left over from a quilt I made that's in The Civil War Sewing Circle -  the Album quilt on page 64.
 
 
After making this hexagon quilt my original hexagon quilt (from the same book, The Civil War Sewing Circle) is beginning to look rather dull  : ( 
 
 
 

26 comments:

Louise said...

Love your first one! This one is nice too.

Rosa said...

Those are just fabulous!!

Heartsdesire said...

Very cute little hexagon quilt. Love the border fabric. I have one very small piece that I've been saving. Don't think it's big enough for a border, even on a small quilt. But I'm sure it will come in handy for something else. Perhaps a hexagon, or small 9 patch.

Sue said...

Well that is surely a sweet hexie quilt. But I don't think your original looks dull at all. It's a favorite!

Gayle said...

I've been working with hexagons myself lately - so easy to deal with them in the evening while watching TV!

Odry said...

Es precioso.
Me encanta. Enorawena.

Saludos

marian said...

oh it's so sweet, Kathy i bet your friend loves it too!! Like you, i also love muted tones but every now & then i challenge myself to step out of my comfort zone and i'm pleasantly surprised with what i come up with lol!!
btw i really like that album quilt, i'm hoping we'll use that design for our SQ signature block swap :)))
cheers...Marian

Judy Dietrich said...

Your little quilt is just darling & hope your friend loves it as much as I do!!! The colors are great--yellow always works in my book. We are getting quite a lot of snow in Nebraska & they have all the schools closed. Good quilting weather---looks like it is coming your way.

Sandra Giraud said...

I just love all your quilt!!!!
I not a expert in quilting but with the challenge of small quilt I hope I make some progress!!!!
Blessings from France

sandi s said...

Very pretty! I love the colors.

Kathie said...

lucky friend, I still haven't caught the hexagon bug, *yet*
hmmm maybe making the first one would be a way I could say yes I have made a hexagon quilt :)
LOL
Have a great day..
Kathie
http://inspiredbyantiquequilts.blogspot.com

Villas for Rent in France said...

Let me tell you that why i am your huge fan because you choose very attractive colors which makes your quilt very nice so just keep up the good work.

TonyaAnn said...

I love your first one, it's definitely not dull to me. I just got your book this week. Yeah!

Anonymous said...

Kathy, since we made the hexagon quilt for one of the monthly quilts I haven't stopped. I'm working on one done in all civil war fabrics. They are all fussy cut,and set in an antique muslin. I love to make them while watching TV. I don't have a plan on how big this quilt will be, it's like the energizer bunny. It just keeps going and going. But it sure is fun!! I bet your friend loves hers! Karen/IL.

Cathy said...

So lovely. I really love the hexies. Hugs

Beth said...

I am totally in love with all things hexie right now. The little one with the yellow is so cute. But the first one, the one from the book is still just beautiful.

Judy said...

What a great idea! Hexies are so addictive and it's nice to see another way of using them.

Pensée et Lavande said...

Hello from France
Your like thes little Quilt,are very beautiful

Your blog is very nice

Kindred Quilts said...

Hmmm... I love them both! Another "to do" was just added to my long list...

Anonymous said...

Kathy,
I absolutely adore both Hexagon quilts, but I especially love mine in the first picture. I am so lucky to have Kathy as a great friend and extra lucky that she made me such a gorgeous quilt for Christmas. I have yet to make the hexagon quilt from her book, because it requires a lot of hand sewing. I usually avoid hand sewing as much as I can. I guess I like the immediate gratification of machine piecing.
Kathy is an inspiration to me and encourages me to slow down and sew by hand. This little quilt has pushed me towards making my first hexagon very soon. Thank You again Kathy
Julia

Sue said...

I love the pop of yellow! Very cute; she'll love it!

Debbie J said...

I love your small quilts!

I made one from your free patterns today and posted about it.

Thanks so much!

katyquilts said...

Oh, I love this! I never think to make little quilts with only 4 blocks but I always love them when I see them.

The Civil War Quilter said...

It's adorable! The chrome yellow looks great.

Nyla said...

I love the little quilt you made for your friend! I especially like the two border fabrics, such rich color. Could you tell me what those two fabrics are, if not too old I'd like to try and source them. I'm always looking for rich reds and blues but have a hard time finding them. I really like this little piece and think I'll have to make one! Thanks for your lovely blog!

Sandra B said...

Dull? No way! Both quilts are lovely, as is the album quilt. I'm so glad I stumbled across your group and books!

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